A MOTHER whose six-week-old son died has raised hundreds of pounds to thank the doctors and nurses who tried to save him.
Tessa Jack held a fundraising event at St Luke’s Church in Canning Crescent, South Oxford, on Saturday, with dance performances, face painting, a bouncy castle, Henna tattoos, games and a raffle.
The 21-year-old raised about £400 for the John Radcliffe Hospital’s paediatric intensive care unit.
Miss Jack, who lives in Windmill Road, Headington, said: “They tried so hard to give us a peaceful goodbye and I am really grateful. I found it inspirational.
“It was a really good event and I think I am going to organise another one.”
Takai Omari Jack was a “perfectly healthy” baby when he was born on February 23, 2013, weighing 6lb 10.5oz.
But on April 8 that year, Miss Jack found her son wasn’t breathing and rushed him to hospital where he was diagnosed with two viruses and his organs started failing.
He was in hospital for 38 hours and died on April 10, 2013.
2:13pm Friday 28th August 2015
A CYCLIST has suffered “serious injuries” after being involved in a collision with a car in Abingdon.
8:30am Friday 28th August 2015
AN MP last night demanded answers about how a rapist who was released on bail could have escaped justice.
2:54pm Friday 28th August 2015
TRAFFIC is moving slowly on the M40 near Bicester this afternoon due to an electrical fire.
2:14pm Friday 28th August 2015
A CYCLIST was involved in a collision with a van this morning in Oxford.
9:00am Friday 28th August 2015
A POLICING finance boss has vowed Thames Valley Police will not be hit with a predicted £43.7m cuts but refused to be drawn on how much could be axed.
8:00am Friday 28th August 2015
AIR show managers in Oxfordshire are reviewing how their events are run in the wake the Shoreham crash, which is thought to have killed at least 11 people.